As stated by the presidency, President Muhammadu Buhari is ready to dissolve his cabinet before his inauguration on May 29. Buhari who won his re-election, polling over fifteen (15) million votes to defeat his main opponent, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Femi Adesina, the media publicity aide to president Buhari, in an interview on Arise TV revealed that the president is expected to officially dissolve his cabinet at the expiration of the first tenure on May 29.
He stated in clear terms that the mandate elapses on May 29, and shortly before May 29, president, Buhari, is ready to officially dissolve his cabinet. In a normal way, he will thank everybody that has worked with him and then dissolves that government officially. When inaugurated for a second term, the government would reconstitute and form a new cabinet.
However, a statement from the British High Commission in Abuja on Wednesday, February 27, revealed that the minister of state for Africa, Baldwin Harriett congratulated Buhari on securing a second term as the Nigerian president.
Baldwin stated that the UK is a long-standing partner and friend of Nigeria, the Nigerian people and a stable and prosperous Nigeria benefits Africa and the world. He, therefore, commend Nigerians for their resilience and commitment to democracy.